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Freezer Friendly Cilantro Lime Chicken

Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time30 minutes


  • 2 lbs. boneless chicken thighs
  • 1/4 cup canola oil
  • 2 limes
  • 1 Tbsp brown sugar
  • 4 tsp minced garlic
  • 1 Tbsp chili powder
  • 1/3 cup chopped cilantro
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1 cup brown rice, as side dish
  • Fresh veggies, as side dishe


  • Juice both limes. Chop cilantro.
  • In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the canola oil, juice from 2 limes, brown sugar, minced garlic, chili powder and cilantro. Add a little salt and pepper and then whisk the marinade. Add the chicken thighs and coat them in the marinade. Put in the fridge and marinate for at least 30 minutes.*
  • Cook rice, as directed.
  • Preheat oven to 375 F.
  • Over high heat, brown both sides of the chicken thighs with the marinade in an oven-proof skillet or castiron skillet. Once browned, place the skillet into the oven and bake for 25 minutes, or until chicken is cooked through.
  • Carefully remove hot skillet from oven and then sliced the chicken.
  • Prepare veggies.
  • Serve Cilantro Lime Chicken with rice and veggies.